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Could this have been a ‘mini tornado’ over the Howard Estate in Bury St Edmunds?





Several people have reported that they believe they saw a ‘mini tornado’ over a Suffolk estate last night.

Suffolk News was contacted by Ryan Burgis from Bury St Edmunds yesterday with his account of what he saw with the below picture.

Ryan saw it at exactly 6.12pm over the Howard Estate in the town.

The image sent into Suffolk News by Ryan Burgis
The image sent into Suffolk News by Ryan Burgis

He added: “It was located in the distance, roughly above the Lake Avenue area and looked to be moving.

“I posted this on a Facebook group and it got a lot of attention, people are truly wondering what this was. I’m wondering if someone could share some light on this unknown phenomenon.”

And Ryan was not the only person to see this strange formation, another eye witness called in this morning to say that her and her husband saw it when they were driving through Rougham.

Since the story went online this morning we had these pictures from J Clements and Rebecca Smith
Since the story went online this morning we had these pictures from J Clements and Rebecca Smith

She said: “At that point it was horizontal and I said to my husband that it looked a little like Superman streaking across the sky.”

Could it have been a mini twister or just a strange cloud formation? Who knows.

If you have any pictures of whatever it was last night, we would love to see them, please send them to news@buryfreepress.co.uk